. 22 The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced.
This is a PRIME example of what happened to me.
I hear God, I follow his laws (as best I can), as much as God has put it in me to do so.
YET, because of conflicts and stress in family and the world, I picked up an old bad habit. I was cleansed for over a year of tobacco use, and worry…worry and fear…overcame me.
In a moment…just a moment of prayer THREE witnesses came forward to support what the Holy Spirit told me…go to Matthew 13…the parable of the seed…and you’ll understand why you fell into the bad habit. You fell into it to cope in the old ways of the old nature.
I’m sharing with you, because if you believe in Christ, don’t let the worries of the world, or worries that attack you in your private life drive you to cope in worldly ways. Lean, pray, talk to the Creator, ask to be filled with the Spirit of Love (the Holy Spirit), to cope with the comfort of the love of God, instead of the habits that can take you down a spiral of despair.
Let it be, as the previous post says. Let that ‘thing’ be what it is, and do not let the devil have a foothold.
Let it be what it is, and carry on in the spirit of peace and love in your OWN soul, a temple of love and peace, that brings glory to the Creator.